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Little Feat Live at Civic Auditorium on 1978-10-14

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Little Feat Live at Civic Auditorium on 1978-10-14

Topics Live concert

Rock And Roll Doctor
Time Loves A Hero >
Day Or Night
Rocket In My Pocket
Keepin' Up With The Joneses
All That You Dream
Spanish Moon
Day At The Dog Races
Old Folks Boogie
Dixie Chicken
(crowd noise)
Willin' >
(band intros) >
Don't Bogart That Joint > Willin'
Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Fatman In The Bathtub
Oh Atlanta

1 - Rock And Roll Doctor
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - Rocket In My Pocket
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Collection LittleFeat
Band/Artist Little Feat
Venue Civic Auditorium
Location Grand Rapids, MI

Source SBD
Lineage Trade CDRs > nero6 + plugin > FLAC
Taped by
Transferred by Ringo


* w/ Michael Wheeler on harmonica
** w/ John Call on pedal steel
# w/ Craig Fuller


Reviewer: Pignose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 30, 2008
Subject: Great 78 show
Nobody mentioned how cool it is to hear Craig Fuller singing along with Lowell on Feats Don't Fail Me Now! I have another show from 1978 when Fuller/Kaz were the opening act. I believe the pedal steel player was John Karl.

The sound quality is just fine to my old ears.
Reviewer: lae2k - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2007
Subject: DBX sucks
Damn, can anyone please re-rip this without all the nr!! (that's noise reduction kidlets)!!! It takes away alot more than noise and hisss. It takes away the AMBIENCE!!! LEAVE THE NOISE IN!! just remember to tune in the Azimuth.. This is a well tuned rip, now just put the noise back and it will be near perfect!!
Reviewer: Elfeater - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 9, 2006
Subject: Oh yeah; tripe my shorts...
I was there at the Rainbow, London gig in 1975 that has passed into folklore. But I was already a convert. Pardon me if I ramble a moment cept I didn't know til today this kind of stuff was available...christ Feat were the best, and I just saw RHCP 3 days ago who were fantastic, but Feat were something else. I'm almost crying this is sooo good. Like others have said before; Lowell why oh why? As we say in England Feat you were the dogs bollocks, this material proves it...I'll be back. Yeah there are glitches but hey...highly recommended regardless. I'm 30 years younger just listening to a band of consumate quality of musical ability and feel as Feat...don't bother with anyone else, this is 6 star stuff. Love it.
Reviewer: DougoBlue - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2006
Subject: My first Feat
I was a student in Grand Rapids and Little Feat were my heros. I had to go to this show, and shoot some photos. What I wasn't prepared for was how tight this band was live. When they brought Craig Fuller (formerly of Pure Prarie League) up on stage to help with the harmonies on Willin I was floored. Lowell was in excellent form, but somehow I could tell he was on the decline. Kind of ironic that Fuller replaced him in the band a few years later after his tragic death. I have been to hundreds of concerts before this and since and it still ranks up there in the top 5. What a treat to be able to download it here, thanks.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2006
Subject: man o man
This is some good stuff. One of the pioneers its so sad Lowell did not stick around for fame and fortue.

Check out the sick bass jam on Day at the Races - This is the first example I have heard of the rock and roll community thumb popping the bass which was relatively new from the r&b folks that year and widespread now.
Reviewer: dtzcuzn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2005
Subject: Why Lowell why?
After downloading this show my question is why Lowell,would you decide to go your own way? This show is really hot. Great arrangements,great band dynamics and the performance is top notch. If you were raised on super prestine Dead SBD's you may think that the sound is lacking. But in reality, prestine SBD's of Feat are very few and far between. This is one of the better ones.
It may not be up to the Ultrasonic shows of '74 but it is well worth the time to get. I mean who can bitch about a show that opens w/Rock'n'Roll Doctor and has the forgotten masterpiece of Day at the Dog Races. This show really proves that as Feat was winding down (a damn shame),why this band was always held in the highest regards from other musicians.
In a few words,I love this show and I wish there were more shows of this caliber in quality from the last few years of the Lowell era of Little Feat. Get it you will not be dissapointed.
Reviewer: CatFanInTheBathtub - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 13, 2005
Subject: Sound Is Rightous.
Feat shows that sound this good are few and far between...and that's just the truth ! Get it.
Reviewer: Gramski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2005
Subject: Superb!
A great show - but there do appear to be some glitches / skips e.g. disc 1 track 5 0:55. Sounds like a possible transfer error.

Can the originator check their CD-R and see if the copy is on it?

Thanks for uploading it - a 100% clean copy would be even better as it is a marvellous show!

Reviewer: Jania - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 20, 2005
Subject: A Fine Set
I'm tempted to give this 5 stars but the sound quality doesn't quite reach that level. There are a few audible glitches, one in particular marring an otherwise outstanding streched-out version of Spanish Moon (my favorite Feat live song). In general though the sound quality is quite high.

The band jams long and hard on a number of extended tracks, particularly "Dixie Chicken." "Dog Day at the Races" is a 20 minute or so jam reflecting more of the jazz fusion feel the band took on as Lowell George's influence started to diminish -- a negative in my view -- but the band plays very well.

This recording comes from one of the band's last concerts with George, who released a solo album and then died in June 1979.

I still prefer the 1974 Ultra Sonic Study recordings (which were live radio broadcasts) available on They feature tighter arrangements and the second set (October 10, 1974) has near-studio quality. (Click my screen name to see my reviews of several other Little Feat downloads.)

Definitely worth downloading this set.
Reviewer: Sluggo714 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2005
Subject: Top Notch
Amazing sound quality- just short of Ultrasonic Studios 9/19/74. Awesome set list including a very cool Day at the Dog Races. As someone too young (at the time) to have seen Lowell George I'm so happy that there exists such great live shite from his day. Download now folks.....
Reviewer: rock bottom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2005
Subject: Amazing..
Stumbled onto this show almost 30 years after seeing it in person. Just confirms why I was so blown away with my 1st live Feat experience and have been such a huge fan from that day on. Excellent, excellent, excellent.
Reviewer: fitzy77 - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2005
Subject: Good, but sounds a tad "hollow"
This is a fine performance from the Lowell Era. It sounds very clean and all instruments are clear with no noise. However, it sounds a little "hollow" or muffled to my ears. I can't really describe it, but it doesn't sound as warm to me as Rochester '75. One guy's opinion.
Reviewer: cardgamermanguy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2004
Subject: WOW
This is a very good performance. Everyone is on fire and that quality of the recording is amazing. Best performance of Fat Man In the Bathtub. Best show yet from the Lowell era.
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